Everything to Know About the Star-Studded Ceremony: Grammys 2024

The 66th annual Grammy Awards air live on CBS from Crypto

Published Time: 05.02.2024 - 00:31:05 Modified Time: 05.02.2024 - 00:31:05

The 66th annual Grammy Awards air live on CBS from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 4

Music Biggest Night is here!

The 2024 Grammy Awards will go down on Sunday night at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles with Trevor Noah as the show’s host.

Gramphones will be passed out to artists from across all genres of music for their accomplishments of the past year, while a slate of A-listers are set to walk the red carpet, present and take to the stake for performances. 

Keep reading for everything to know about the 66th annual Grammy Awards. 

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The stars will be stepping out at this year’s Grammys, as a handful of major names are up for awards. 

SZA leads the pack with a whopping nine total nominations. Following the R&B superstar in the most nominations is Phoebe Bridgers and Victoria Monét, who received seven nods each. Behind them, Bridgers’ band with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, boygenius, received six nods, as did Jack Antonoff, Jon Batiste, boygenius, Brandy Clark, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift.

It’s a heated competition: SZA is being honored for her efforts on her sophomore studio album SOS; Monet will be continuing her breakout year, following the release of Jaguar II; boygenius will be celebrating their acclaimed debut album the record; Eilish’s hit “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie continues its award season reign; Cyrus is up for her first-ever Grammys, thanks to the success of last year’s Endless Summer Vacation and its track “Flowers;” Rodrigo is being recognized for her beloved sophomore album GUTS; and Swift is celebrating 2022’s Midnights.

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Many of the aforementioned superstars, as well as several other names, will compete for the coveted album of the year award, including Batiste for World Music Radio, boygenius, Cyrus, Lana Del Rey for Did you know there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd, Janelle Monáe for The Age of Pleasure, Rodrigo, Swift and SZA.

As for the best new artist category, a wide range of exciting, rising stars from across pop, hip-hop and country will face off: Gracie Abrams, Fred again.., Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Coco Jones, Noah Kahan, Monét and The War and Treaty.

A handful of other hitmakers like Doja Cat, Drake, Kelsea Ballerini, Paramore and others are up for awards, as well.

See the full list of nominees for 2023 here.

A number of contemporary icons and music legends are set to grace the Grammys stage. During the main show, the stacked list of performers include Billie Eilish, Bill -

y Joel, Burna Boy, Dua Lipa, Joni Mitchell, Luke Combs, Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Travis Scott and U2.

Mitchell, who is a nine-time Grammy winner and 18-time total nominee, will be making her Grammy Awards performance debut at this year’s show. The legendary singer-songwriter is up for one award in the best folk album category for her album Joni Mitchell at Newport Live.

Joel, meanwhile, is not among the nominees but will take to the stage following the release of his first all-new single in years, “Turn the Lights Back On.”

U2 will similarly be featured in a special appearance. For the Irish rock group’s performance, they will deliver the first-ever televised performance from the Las Vegas venue Sphere where they are in the midst of their U2:UV Achtung Baby Live residency.

Trevor Noah will be emceeing the award show. The comedian and former host of The Daily Show will be returning to his post, as this year marks his fourth consecutive year hosting.

Shortly after the news was announced that he’d be returning to the event, he shared how excited he was about it on his What Now? With Trevor Noah podcast. “I’m hosting the Grammys. I’m excited about that, yeah,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun. I enjoy the Grammys because I get to watch the show in person and then experience and comment on it in person while it’s happening."

Noah also recently spoke to PEOPLE about his hosting duties and what he's learned over the years. "The first thing I've learned is that all your preparation is really just the parachute for what actually happens on the night because anything can happen, and every single year it somehow does," he shared.

"I've also learned that because it's a celebration of these musicians and what they've done, everyone is there to party and have a good time. So, as the host, I'm constantly navigating the room," continued Noah.

Not only is Noah hosting the event, he’s also nominated for an award himself. The star received a nod for best comedy album I Wish You Would — marking his second-ever Grammy nomination, as his 2020 title Son of Patricia was also nominated in 2020 in the best comedy  album category. 

Icons from across entertainment are stepping out to present at this year's Grammys. Legends Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streepare among the presenters, as well as comedian Taylor Tomlinson, and musicians like Christina Aguilera,Lenny Kravitz,Maluma,Lionel Richie,Mark Ronson and last year's best new artist winner Samara Joy.

More special guests are also said to make appearances.

The awards ceremony will air live from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers will also be able to stream the event live. Those with just a Paramount+ subscription will be able to tune in the following day. 

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